Landslide in W. India kills 36 people, dozens missing

TEHRAN, Jul. 23 (MNA) – Some 36 people were killed and dozens are missing as a result of occurrence of a landslide in western India on Fri.

An Indian official announced that landslide casualties in west part of the country have risen to 36, adding that there are fears that dozens more could be trapped.

An Indian official announced on Friday that 36 people were killed in landslides following heavy monsoon rains in the west part of the country. There were fears that dozens more could be trapped under the rubble, AFP reported.

The nonstop rains, which trapped thousands of people in central Mumbai in Maharashtra, triggered three landslides in ‘Raigad’ District of the state on Thursday.

Landslide in W. India kills 36 people, dozens missing

The heavy rains were unusual in Mumbai at this time of year. Mumbai must prepare itself for further casualties given forecasts of heavy rainfall over the next few days, Guardian quoted meteorologists as saying.

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